Winter music lessons for preschool, kinder–elem, a penguin them

  • A penguin theme is adorable for music lessons in the winter or at a holiday camp. I found these precious penguins at one of the online discount stores and purchased a class set. At my Music Rhapsody studio, children each received one as a holiday gift but then used it for our winter lessons.

    No penguins? You certainly don’t need them to act out this story. First, let's warm up our voices by sliding like the penguin, up and down the hill. Next, we learn the song “Little Penguin” and learn the Orff accompaniment. An additional song “Sleep Penguin Sleep” can be added, then we hear the delightful story of  “Little Penguin’s Tale” by Audrey Wood.

    Lesson plan, songs with Orff orchestration, optional part for beginning recorder is FREE in Music Box Downloads.

    You can also purchase it in the Music Rhapsody Shop.

    Watch children, ages 4-8, acting out the story at a holiday camp.

    Here’s a long time favorite I use for Movement and Penguin Pitch Matching. Have the penguin’s sing to each other using the Hello Echo Song. Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too Page 42. Encourage the children to find penguin friends to match pitches as they sing “Hello” to each other. Have the children stand on paper plates (the thin, cheapest kind are the best). This wonderful recording is FREE in Music Box Downloads.

    Have a listen to the song HERE

    There are many more winter songs, stories and lessons in Music Box!